Digital Innovation: Local Government Services



Boilerhouse's Pitch & Talk format is a cross between Dragon’s Den, an unconference, and a speed dating session. These showcases enable participants to hear about lots of new ideas and engage immediately with their developers in face-to-face discussions. 

Our app developers and innovators – up to 20 of them from local authorities, start-ups and established players – are selected from those who upload details of their innovations (its free) to Public Service Digital Exchange our online showcase.

Those selected are invited to make short, elevator-pitch style presentations from the stage, revealing enough information for the audience to decide whether they would like to find out more.

Follow-up is facilitated by each presenter hosting a table, throughout the day, where delegates can join them to talk or just to listen. Showcases include six to eight 20 minute discussion sessions for exploring details, sharing knowledge, finding synergies, and creating opportunities.

Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch comes in a bag, so all available time can be used and productive conversations don’t need to be interrupted.

Delegates get a plan and schedule and a card to note ‘must sees’. You can grab a coffee and hang out on one table for an hour or join a table to ask a single question (“how is your thing scalable?”) and then move on to another table.

See our short video about how it works.


Latest Content

Articles, podcasts and video from Boilerhouse owned or managed titles and platforms including The Information Daily, Public Service Digital, PSD Exchange and Better Connected.


The Information Daily
24 April 2017
VIDEO: Manchester's online policy portal success

Sam Mayne and Kathy Weaver in conversation with Vicky Sargent

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The Information Daily
11 April 2017
We need to build around 100,000 more homes each year. Will it ever happen?

Kim Kees - head of sales operations at Arcus Global - talks to Joe Tibbetts

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The Information Daily
9 April 2017
Smart power socket helps keep elderly plugged-in to home life

ADASS Care Apps conference hears how Kemuri adapted, standard, power-socket can help keep elderly peop... read more


The Information Daily
9 April 2017
When councils outsource why don’t they secure the quality of associated online services?

When councils outsource local services like leisure centres, libraries or bulky waste collections why... read more